Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Fedora Server, part of Learning Fedora Linux.
- Now let's take a look at installing…and configuring Fedora Server.…I've already downloaded the server image,…so let's move over to VirtualBox…and choose New.…I'll call this machine Fedora Server,…and make sure that everything here is correct…and Continue.…I'll give my server two gigs of RAM.…That should be enough for testing.…And I'll choose to create a hard drive.…I'll continue through the Wizard…and make sure that the disk space…it's recommending is sufficient.…Then I'll click Create.…Now I'll go over to Settings, to Storage,…and click on the first device under the IDE Controller.…
I'll click the CD icon…and choose a virtual disk file.…Here in my Downloads folder,…I'll choose Fedora Server DVD,…and then I'll click Open.…And I'll click Okay.…Then I'll click Start.…This will start up the virtual machine…booted from the ISO image I just downloaded.…I have a menu here,…and I'll mouse up to choose Install Fedora-Server 21.…Then, after a little bit of startup, I'm at the Installer.…I'm given the opportunity to choose a language…
- List the things one should do during Fedora installation on VirtualBox.
- Explain how to begin working with files and folders in the GNOME shell.
- Name the minimum requirement for adding a new user.
- Identify where to go to customize the GNOME environment.
- Name the desktop environment that Fedora uses by default.
- List the command that you would issue to install an infrastructure server.
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why don't the VirtualBox Guest Additions install properly on Fedora 23?
A: It seems that the VirtualBox Guest Additions don’t like the version of the X.Org Server software that comes with the Fedora 23 ISO. Before installing the additions, make sure to run:
sudo dnf update
This will get the latest version of X.Org Server (currently 1.18). After that, restart the VM. Then run:
sudo dnf install gcc kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
This command installs the gcc compiler and updated kernel headers, which the Guest Additions need in order to build themselves. $(uname -r) takes the output of the uname -r command, which returns the current kernel version number, and uses it to request to install the correct version for your system. Then try installing the Guest Additions again. You should see "Installing X.Org Server 1.18 modules [ OK ].” Restart the system again, and the full-screen feature should work.